Cultural Competency Conference, Wednesday, April 2

Cultural Competency Conference, Wednesday, April 2

Cultural Competency Conference, Wednesday, April 2

Sponsored by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine and Arizona Area Health Education Centers.


PLACE: Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson

COST: No charge (meal included)

INCENTIVE: Continuing medical education credit for health care professionals.

REGISTRATION: To RSVP, please email: or call 626-2527, College of Medicine Special Events Office

CONTACT: Conference coordinators Rajni Gunnala ( or Carlos Chacon (

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Although geared for health professions students and health professionals, the news media is invited to attend/cover this event.

Addressing the health care needs of an increasingly diverse U.S. population has become a major challenge to clinicians, health care systems and policy-makers. In response, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) will hold a Cultural Competency Conference in April to help educate health practitioners about the need to deliver health care in a culturally appropriate manner -- as well as examine methods to do so.
This is an important task, as minority Americans are expected to make up more than 40 percent of the U.S. population by 2035. Many minority Americans, especially those with limited English proficiency, face multiple barriers to accessing health care and receiving appropriate treatment.

The Cultural Competency Conference is scheduled Wednesday, April 2, noon to 5:30 p.m., at The Westin La Paloma, 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson. Geared for health care professionals and students, the conference is free of charge. Featured will be Keynote Speaker Dr. Edwin J. Nichols, director of Nichols and Associates, Inc., speaking on "Cultural Sensitivity in Delivering Health Care."